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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WVIA Public Media

Advancing the best attributes of an enlightened society

four stars

90.71

100 WVIA Way Pittston, PA 18640
tel: (570) 826-6144   Web Site
EIN: 23-1663603

Board Leadership
L. Jay Lemons
Chairman

CEO
Tom Currá
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society. WVIA touches lives, influences opinion, and noticeably impacts on matters of public interest and concern, through measurably significant, differentiated local and national television and radio broadcast products and wvia.org, as well as outreach projects and educational services. Grounded in the concepts of lifelong learning, the arts, culture and quality of life, the WVIA staff relentlessly pursues excellence and relevance.

WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society. WVIA touches lives, influences opinion, and noticeably impacts on matters of public interest and concern, through measurably significant, differentiated local and national television and radio broadcast products and wvia.org, as well as outreach projects and educational services. Grounded in the concepts of lifelong learning, the arts, culture and quality of life, the WVIA staff relentlessly pursues excellence and relevance.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 96.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WVIA Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WVIA Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.71 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 91.96 four stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 90.81 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.68 four stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 95.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,662,867
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $57,368
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,119,034
Total Contributions $3,839,269
   Program Service Revenue $697,027
Total Primary Revenue $4,536,296
   Other Revenue $52,231,039
TOTAL REVENUE $56,767,335
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,395,008
   Administrative Expenses $686,928
   Fundraising Expenses $1,211,050
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $31,292,986
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $25,474,349
   
Net Assets $33,145,720

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Operation of TV Station $29,395,008 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.71 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 84.12 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-1663603
Name in IRS Master File NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$155,336 0.49% Thomas Curra President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.71 four stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 90.71 four stars
eTown (CO) 89.98 three stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 87.24 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 90.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WVIA Public Media
100 WVIA Way
Pittston, PA 18640
tel: (570) 826-6144
fax: (570) 655-1180
EIN: 23-1663603

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Board Leadership

L. Jay Lemons
Chairman

CEO

Tom Currá
President, CEO

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